Five Things – 11.21.16 – He Collected Old Things From Ships

Sapphire & Steel If there was ever a premise that deserved a better go than it got, it’s the 1979 ITV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series Sapphire & Steel. Sapphire & Steel focuses on the adventures of the two titular characters, transdimensional Operatives charged with keeping our timeline intact. Not really clear on what’s meant by ‘our’ timeline – Earth’s? This whole dimensions?-…

Five Things – 06.01.15 – Time is Only a Place

1.  Science Fiction Theatre – This anthology series ran from 1955-1957 in syndication, a prelude to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.  Science Fiction Theatre took a more realistic approach than those two series, but the concepts explored were just as far-reaching. Hosted by actor and war correspondent Truman Bradley, owner of one of the best names…

Five Things – 11.11.13

1.  2001 – As I’ve mentioned before, I love the Odyssey series.  The film 2001: A Space Odyssey has style out the wazoo, but my favorite aspect of it is the delicate way that the film handles putting an extraterrestrial experience on film.  Basically it doesn’t, not specifically, and that’s what makes the film work…

Five Things – 8.19.13

1.  Oz Theme Park – So apparently, in North Carolina, there’s an old theme park dedicated to The Wizard of Oz.  I know! It was built on Beech Mountain, a resort town, in an effort to keep the area profitable year round.  It focused on the book series rather than the movie, opened in 1970…